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22nd Apr '17 2:18:55 PM nombretomado
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* Juppo and Meg from the {{Suikoden}} series are "tricksters" by occupation.

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* Juppo and Meg from the {{Suikoden}} ''VideoGame/{{Suikoden}}'' series are "tricksters" by occupation.
4th Apr '17 11:20:23 AM BeerBaron
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* In ''VideoGame/TheElderScrolls'' Lorkhan, the god that a lot of things trace back to, is said to be this. It's a trait shared by some of the beings closely related to him. He's mainly portrayed as this by the Altmer, though (who consider him utterly evil). The races of Men tend to give him a much more benevolent portrayal, usually under the names "Shor" or "Shezzar".

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* In ''VideoGame/TheElderScrolls'' Lorkhan, ''Franchise/TheElderScrolls''
** Lorkhan (aka [[IHaveManyNames Shor, Shezarr, Sep, Lorkhajj, etc.]]),
the god that a lot [[GodIsDead "dead" creator god]] of things trace back to, Mundus, the mortal plane, is said to be this. It's a trait shared this even by those religions with a highly favorable view of him. Depending on the telling, he convinced/tricked some of the beings closely related other pre-creation spirits (et'Ada or Aedra) into sacrificing a large portion of their power in order to him. He's mainly portrayed as this create the mortal world. Feeling betrayed by him, these other spirits "killed" him, cut out his heart (or "divine center"), and cast it down into the world he helped to create, where his spirit is forced to wander. The races of Mer (Elves), particularly the Altmer, though (who consider typically despise him utterly evil). as they believe he robbed their ancestors of their pre-creation divinity and forced them to experience mortal loss and suffering. The races of Men tend to give (especially the Nords and Imperials) instead view him as a much cosmic GreaterScopeParagon and champion of Mankind.
** The [[PhysicalGod Tribunal deity]] Vivec, most prominently seen in ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIIIMorrowind Morrowind]]'', has this as one of his "mythic roles." A cunning WarriorPoet, Vivec has been known to bedevil the universe's other divine beings, especially if they mess with his people (though he is known to [[UnreliableNarrator exaggerate his role]] in some of these events and tells a number of [[MetaphoricallyTrue Metaphorical Truths]] to make him seem [[DeityOfHumanOrigin
more benevolent portrayal, usually under divine than he really is]]). He also implies (steeped in heavy metaphor) that his "godhood" essentially comes from [[spoiler: [[BreakingTheFourthWall realizing that he's in a video game]] and using that knowledge to "edit" the names "Shor" or "Shezzar".situation around him]].
2nd Apr '17 10:34:48 AM nombretomado
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%%* Xerxes Break from ''PandoraHearts''.

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%%* Xerxes Break from ''PandoraHearts''.''Manga/PandoraHearts''.
31st Mar '17 7:12:00 PM Doug86
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* Robin Goodfellow in the ''CalLeandros'' series. His species is a puck.

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* Robin Goodfellow in the ''CalLeandros'' ''Literature/CalLeandros'' series. His species is a puck.
31st Mar '17 1:12:10 AM Ryulong
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%%* The Ragabash Auspice in ''TabletopGame/WerewolfTheApocalypse''. Also all the Nuwisha or Werecoyotes.
%%** Also the Corax or Wereravens, although to a lesser extent.

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The ''TabletopGame/WerewolfTheApocalypse'' books feature the Ragabash Auspice as being the trickster class of the [[OurWerewolvesAreDifferent Garou]], although they more closely resemble rogues or thieves in ''TabletopGame/WerewolfTheApocalypse''. Also all other RPG settings. Their role in the Garou society is to question the ways of the pack, in order to make the others think differently about how they do things. Often accomplished through trickery. Various Trickster spirits from mythology also appear as Totems for werewolves to follow.
** There's an additional {{Splat}} of were-coyotes called
the Nuwisha or Werecoyotes.
%%** Also
who are the Ragabash cranked UpToEleven, although their "intended role" in the world is as the Teachers of Gaia, using their wiles to teach others lessons. Their backstory claims that their progenitor Coyote played a trick on Luna so heinous that she turned her back on him forever. Their Coyote takes the form of every trickster deity in the world, allowing players to choose which aspect of Coyote they want their character to follow. To cement their trickster status, the Nuwisha character sheets featured an entry for "Pants?".
** The
Corax or Wereravens, were-ravens are also Trickster archetypes, although to a lesser extent.
21st Mar '17 6:49:15 PM nombretomado
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%%* John Taylor from the {{Nightside}} novels, sometimes.

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%%* John Taylor from the {{Nightside}} {{Literature/Nightside}} novels, sometimes.
20th Mar '17 2:19:42 AM RandomnessUnlimited
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* Mr. Cat from ''WesternAnimation/{{Kaeloo}}'' usually tricks the others into giving him things he wants. It helps that [[SurroundedByIdiots he's the only actual smart character in the cast.]]
19th Mar '17 3:27:10 PM nombretomado
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* PaulNewman in ''Film/CoolHandLuke'' has a disrupting influence on the day-to-day life in the prison.

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* PaulNewman Creator/PaulNewman in ''Film/CoolHandLuke'' has a disrupting influence on the day-to-day life in the prison.
15th Mar '17 3:18:24 AM SebastianGray
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* ''TabletopGame/Warhammer40000'' has its typical [[DarkerAndEdgier pitch black takes on it]].
** The Deceiver is a weaker EldritchAbomination who is one of the bigger players in the GambitPileup in the setting.
** The Laughing God is one of the [[HaveYouSeenMyGod few surviving gods of the Eldar]], whose followers are the [[MonsterClown Harlequins]] ([[NinjaPirateZombieRobot space elf ninja clown acrobat librarians]]). On a smaller scale, there's a direct reference to this archetype in the latest Space Wolves codex: Lukas the Trickster, a [[AlmightyJanitor low-ranking]] SpaceMarine who replaced one of his hearts with a [[AndIMustScream stasis bomb]] that [[TakingYouWithMe goes off on his death]]. The whole archetype is part of the Space Wolves' hat. The majority are {{Boisterous Bruiser}}s to varying degrees, and many of the younger ones have a real fondness for harmless (or sometimes, not-so-harmless) [[ScrewySquirrel practical jokes]]. Lukas is a prime example on how extreme the Space Wolves' rebellious nature can be, since he doesn't even respect superiors within his own chapter as much as any other character.

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** In ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer}}'', ''TabletopGame/WarhammerAgeOfSigmar'' and ''TabletopGame/Warhammer40000'', when not actively advancing the plots of the Great Deceiver, the Changeling spends its time amusing itself by using its powers to spread general chaos and confusion amongst mortals and daemons alike.
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''TabletopGame/Warhammer40000'' has its typical [[DarkerAndEdgier pitch black takes on it]].
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specific examples:
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The Deceiver is a weaker EldritchAbomination who is one of the bigger players in the GambitPileup in the setting.
** *** The Laughing God is one of the [[HaveYouSeenMyGod few surviving gods of the Eldar]], whose followers are the [[MonsterClown Harlequins]] ([[NinjaPirateZombieRobot space elf ninja clown acrobat librarians]]). On a smaller scale, there's a direct reference to this archetype in the latest librarians]]).
*** The
Space Wolves codex: Wolf character Lukas the Trickster, a [[AlmightyJanitor low-ranking]] SpaceMarine who replaced one of his hearts with a [[AndIMustScream stasis bomb]] that [[TakingYouWithMe goes off on his death]]. The whole archetype is also part of the Space Wolves' hat. The majority are {{Boisterous Bruiser}}s to varying degrees, and many of the younger ones have a real fondness for harmless (or sometimes, not-so-harmless) [[ScrewySquirrel practical jokes]]. Lukas is a prime example on how extreme the Space Wolves' rebellious nature can be, since he doesn't even respect superiors within his own chapter as much as any other character.
5th Mar '17 9:47:37 AM gb00393
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* ''Series/GameOfThrones'': Littlefinger actively destabilizes Westeros to provide himself opportunities to manipulate people and increase his own power.
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